Lightfoot Tightens Rules On Spending TIF Money For Private Developments
The new rules are designed to hold “private recipients of TIF dollars accountable to higher standards during the review and approval process,” the mayor said.
The Scooters Are Coming Back: After Pilot Program Ends In ‘Mixed Results,’ City Will Try Again
Approximately 820,000 rides were taken during the pilot program that ran from June to October, officials said.
First Weed, Now Magic Mushrooms? Aldermen To Discuss Decriminalizing Psychedelic Fungi
Today, Chicago aldermen are scheduled to weigh whether to take the first step toward decriminalizing magic mushrooms and peyote.
Demolition Along 606 Halted For 6 Months As City Looks Into Impact Of Gentrification
The ban will begin Feb. 1. and end Aug. 1.
City Council’s First 2020 Meeting Will Feature 606 Demolition Ban, Food Truck Changes — But No New Weed Rules
Food trucks will be able to stay in the same spot for four hours under a rule change scheduled for a vote by the City Council Wednesday.
Plan To Stall Development Along 606 Trail Wins Lightfoot’s Support Ahead Of Council Vote
Mayor Lori Lightfoot supported a scaled-back version of the plan Tuesday after initially blasting the original proposal as misguided and likely illegal.
Lightfoot Blasts Proposal To Freeze Development Near 606: ‘We Need A Surgical Knife, Not A Club’
Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted a proposal to freeze construction near the 606 as a misguided effort that is likely illegal.
Aldermen Set To Take Aim At Noisy Motorcycles
Ald. Brian Hopkins wants the city to install noise monitors along Lake Shore Drive to measure the sleep-preventing racket created by the motorcycles without mufflers.
2020 Will Cost You More In Chicago — Here’s How It Adds Up
Uber and Lyft rides, parking Downtown and dining out will all cost more as new tax hikes go into effect.
Proposal To Turn Closed Humboldt Park School Into Apartment Complex Advances
Ald. La Spata said he pressed the developer to ensure the former school could be turned into homes for those being priced out of Logan Square.
Black Caucus, Mayor Set To Face Off Over Effort To Stall Sales Of Recreational Marijuana
Ten aldermen want to stall the sale of pot in Chicago to ensure firms owned by people who were hurt by drug laws can profit from legalization.
9 Chicago Library Branches To Begin Sunday Hours As Lightfoot’s $18 Million Citywide Expansion Kicks Off
All 77 city library branches will eventually have Sunday hours as Mayor Lori Lightfoot's promise to re-open libraries on Sundays begins.
Will Legal Weed Be Delayed? Black Aldermen Force A Vote Next Week Because All Dispensary Owners Are White
“This is a travesty,” said Ald. Jason Ervin, the chair of City Council Black Caucus. “If equity is to be one of our north stars, this is not it."
Who Showed Up To Work Today? Who Knows. Aldermen Reject Taking Attendance, Night Meetings With Neighbors
Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's effort to require City Council committees to determine whether a majority of aldermen are present before starting meetings ran into a buzzsaw of opposition.
Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal
Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.
Ald. Gardiner Backs Down On Push To Change Six Corners SSA Rules As Aldermen Advance Budget
A change would have unseated longtime member Anna Sobor, who lives in nearby Old Irving Park and supported former Ald. John Arena.
Ald. Gardiner Wants To Change Six Corners SSA Rules — Which Would Force Out Woman Who Supported His Political Rival
The SSA commissioner told city officials Gardiner’s proposal was designed to unseat her, since she supported former 45th Ward Ald. John Arena.
Logan Square Music Venue Proposal Dead, Developer Now Planning To Lease Out Building To Manufacturer
"I listened to the community and the community voted no, so my decision is going to be no," Ald. Felix Cardona Jr. said of the zoning change developers wanted.
2020 Budget: You’ll Pay More For Uber, Minimum Wage Set To Rise But Mental Health Clinics Won’t Reopen
The $11.65 billion spending plan includes raising some taxes and fees to avoid a large property tax increase.
Controversial Plan To Turn Closed Humboldt School Into Teacher-Focused Apartments Stalls Again
The project would transform the school shuttered during mass closings into 107 apartments and five townhomes.